Infinity Ward and Activision have announced the dates for the open beta of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2019 remake of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The game will be released on October 28th for PC and consoles, but eager fans will be able to participate in the open multiplayer beta following the game's reveal at Call of Duty: Next, a Franchise Showcase Event.
Call of Duty: Next is taking place on September 15th, where Modern Warfare 2 will be getting a full multiplayer reveal. Other event details include news on Call of Duty: Warzone and its mobile counterpart. However, no live stream details for the event have been released just yet. Regardless, we know you're most excited about the open multiplayer beta and when you'll be able to get your hands on it, and we've got all the details just below.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Open Multiplayer Beta Dates
The open beta will be divided into multiple times, varying for pre-order early access and platforms, according to the blog post. Here's when you can start playing on your system:
Weekend one, which is exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 users, is scheduled to run from September, Sunday 18th at 10 AM PT to Tuesday, September 20. This beta is open to all PlayStation users regardless of their pre-order status and additionally, you don't need a PlayStation Plus Subscription to access the Beta either. However, PlayStation users who have pre-ordered the game will get a two-day early access head start on September 16th at 10 AM PT.
Weekend two will be available on both Xbox and PlayStation consoles, as well as PC, from September 24 at 10 AM PT to September 26. This weekend will include cross-play, so you'll be able to play the open multiplayer beta with your friends regardless of your system.
Again, two days prior from September 22 to 24 is early access for those who have pre-ordered the game on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Xbox Live Gold is required for Xbox Players, and PC players will need to have a Battle.net or Steam account. For more details on the open beta, check out the full blog post here.